My Reading & Review List for 2019
I can’t start the New Year without creating a new Reading & Review list. 🙂
Last year my reading list contained 35 books, and even though I read a lot more than 35 books in 2018, I didn’t complete my list – in fact, I missed off 15 books!!
I kept getting sent other books from authors and publishers as well as getting a bit carried away when book shopping on Amazon, therefore I spent a lot of time reading books that weren’t on my list.
So, this year I have a lot of catching up to do!
I still plan to read the 15 books missing from my 2018 Reading List, therefore, this year’s reading list is a bit shorter at only 10 books.
And those 10 books are…
(Note: Once I’ve read a book I’ll add a quick summary of my thoughts along with a link for you to check out my full book review and rating)
2) Will It Make The Boat Go Faster?: Olympic-winning Strategies for Everyday Success by Ben Hunt-Davis
4) The 12 Week Year: Get More Done in 12 Weeks than Others Do in 12 Months by Brian P. Moran and Michael Lennington
5) Who Moved My Cheese?: An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life by Spencer Johnson
Who Moved My Cheese? is a nice little book.
It is a very simple read, however, the lessons and the principles go a lot deeper when it comes to handling change in a positive and productive way.
9) Thirst: A Story of Redemption, Compassion, and a Mission to Bring Clean Water to the World by Scott Harrison
Thirst is inspiring, motivating, heartbreaking, and every other emotion you can think of all rolled into one.
There are many lessons that you can learn from this book and they come in the shape of life lessons, business lessons, and general ‘how to be a better person’ lessons.
If you read or listen to only one book this year – make it this one.
Short and sweet
Although there are only 10 books, I’m super excited about each and every one of them.
If you have read any of these books (or plan to) then please drop me a comment below.
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Other books that I have read in 2019
I am only human and sometimes I ‘accidentally’ sneak other books into my Amazon shopping cart and onto my reading list.
I am also frequently sent books from authors and publishers.
These are the extra books that I have read this year.
Rich Dad Poor Dad is all about the basic principles of building wealth and increasing financial education.
Overall it was a brilliant book to read! It was enjoyable, insightful, and highly educational. I truly feel as though I am better off for reading it and would highly recommend it to anyone – especially all entrepreneurs.
Don’t Sleep on It outlines, very clearly and simply, how to create a profitable online course.
It’s easy and enjoyable to read and has a pleasant design and layout.
My only negative (and it’s not really a negative) is that I would not recommend it to seasoned entrepreneurs and digital marketers as they may find the content a bit basic. But for those whose expertise lies elsewhere, Don’t Sleep on It is a great book, and in which instance, I would highly recommend it.
An honest and entertaining autobiography of a man that is a true testament to the American Dream.
Total Recall details Arnold Schwarzenegger’s life from childhood up to the present day, leaving no stone unturned as he shares his successes.
A great autobiography that I would recommend to anyone wanting to achieve more.
If I had to use one word to sum up my experience of listening to this audiobook, I would use the word ‘intense’ (and at times, ‘insane!’)
But with that being said, I thought this audiobook was tremendous and I got so much value of out it.
It has banished all of my excuses and gave me a massive kick up the backside.
I highly recommend it!
Nick Littlehales is an Elite Sports Sleep Coach and in this book, he details his R90 Program and how you can make the most out of your rest and recovery time.
Sleep is full of practical advice that you can implement and modify to suit your own lifestyle and to get the best night’s sleep possible.
The 3-Day Effect is an entertaining audio show trying to uncover why immersing yourself in nature for 3 days can help reduce your anxiety, boost your creativity, and enhance your overall well-being.
Unfortunately, it wasn’t a true science experiment which therefore left me with more questions at the end.
Overall, this book has a lot of positives going for it. It has a very eye-catching design, a nice layout, its simple and easy read with actionable content.
But sadly, if you’re a big reader of personal development books, you’re not going to find anything new or noteworthy inside.
Creating Business Magic is a fresh and unique look at business.
By observing the crossovers between business and magic, and learning what it takes to put on a flawless magical performance, you can understand ‘how the power of magic can inspire, innovate, and revolutionize your business.’ (Quoted from the book’s front cover.)
I didn’t give this book a score.
Usually, I score all the books I review on three sets of criteria; design and layout, readability, and quality of information.
I give each one a score out of 10, and then an overall score out of 10 is calculated.
If I did score this book, the overall score would be approximately 3/10 – making it my lowest scoring book to date.
But I feel as though the book doesn’t deserve that score, so I’m not giving one.
Perry Marshall takes the 80/20 Principle (also known as the Pareto Principle) and applies it to sales and marketing.
Using this principle, along with business maths and the typical sales funnels, Marshall shows you how you can (as it says on the front cover) use it to work less and make more.
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